Daguerre_2It’s World Photography Day! According to www.worldphotoday.org, its origins go back to Aug. 19, 1839, when the French government announced the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre, as a gift “Free to the World.” Learn more about the history of photography at Wikipedia.

(Creative Commons photo: Detail of Boulevard du Temple by Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre, 1787 – 1851: a man who stood still getting his boots polished long enough to show.)

What are you taking photos of today?